essential oils, meditations, Red Root Chakra, yoga

Red Root Chakra

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The frequency and quality of the energy flowing from each of our chakras is different. Each chakra has  its own type of spiritual energy, its own tuning. Spiritual energy said to be of immeasurable power, called by the Indians “Prana” and by the Chinese “Chi”, can flow through the chakras, but only if they are opened or activated. Technically speaking the chakras are the fields through which the energies flow, not the spiritual energies themselves. They are like doors. Certain tools and techniques unlock them.

Inner silence is the key to tuning the energies and integrating the conscious states. It is the sacred dimension or pure Awareness which unifies the otherwise unconnected states of consciousness. It is also the black hole source of the chakras. Thus all progress in spiritual disciplines depends upon reaching and retaining this inner silence.
Sunday is the day of the week that resonants strongly with Muladhara, the energy which is the origin of our sensing capacity or Root Chakra. A spinning red energy gateway grounding us.

AROMA: Root Chakra corresponds to our sense of smell so energize with it with smells of the earth: Balsam fir, Angelica or Cedar to name a few.

CRYSTALS: Red Jasper or Carnelian is an excellent stone to wear or meditate with for this chakra. When used in meditation, Carnelian assists in the understanding of how to bring a concept into being, and how to manifest it into action

red-carnelian

MEDITATION: Visualize a red jewel in the center of the earth rise up and the swirling red ball of energy it becomes in contact with the base of your spine.

YOGA:
Begin conscious grounding to Mother Earth’s energies with tree pose:

balance yoga pose
You can use your ‘seeing red’ visualization as you firmly plant your entire left foot onto your mat and bring your right foot up into tree pose. Keep your hip points squarely ahead and your toes tucked in as you place your foot anywhere on your leg besides your knee. Be creative and make your tree pose your own. Place your right leg into half lotus or engage your core and reach your arms overhead, keeping the base of your neck soft and your elbows straight as you rotate the pinky side of your hands in to engage your triceps. Most importantly, feel supported and connected to the earth as you hold your tree pose for 5 to 8 breaths before switching sides——

This chakra is where security, confidence and self-esteem originate.
Root Lock or Yoni Bandha :

yoni-bandha-posethis yoga move is actually stimulating the very same process that creates orgasm,”

The Yoni canal connects to the clitoris and the entire womb. Women draw up at the base of the pelvic floor around the vagina and extending up to the mouth of the cervix. Draw in and up on the inhalation. Let go on the exhalation. Draw in strongly but not so much that you feel tension. It’s much more than a Kegel, which some feel is devoid of poetry and Eros. “It’s like this light that rises and illuminates the whole spine”.
Try squatting with your heels in and toes out, lean your torso in between your thighs with your hands together. As you inhale, engage Mula Bandha and feel the current rise from the earth and enter the pelvic floor. When you can’t inhale any longer, relax the squeeze on your exhale, without collapsing it entirely. You’re pulling energy up to tap into a subtle pulse, like the ocean tide.

SEE Y’ALL:   Connect with the earth in every way you can conceive of this day.

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Chakras, essential oils, Red Root Chakra, yoga

Red Chakra–Earth Connection

We should be able to be our true selves.
This means we should be able
to be the river,
the forest.
We must do this to understand,
and to have hope for the future~Thich Nhat hanh

Sunday corresponds to our ROOT CHAKRA—Our Base, grounding energy field vibrating with the potential for CONNECTION to EARTH. Awareness and INTENTION are the connecting forces.

SOUNDS: Search for a ‘Meditation Music for Root Chakra’ if you like to connect your red energy field with the earth through meditating with the vibrations of the chakra. One I found is https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xtdvBz_kUsw. -“Thirty Minute Root Chakra Meditation-‘The Right to Feel Secure and CONNECT with Earth'” by Salvenc Mbyl

CRYSTAL:

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Red Jasper from Pinterest

Red Jasper is a very calming stone and stimulates the Root Chakra —-vibrating with potential grounding Earth energy. Focus your intention near the apex of your red jasper and be sure you have stated a purpose for the highest good, and are clear about your deepest desires to CONNECT with Earth’s abundant energies.

FRAGRANCE: White or Balsam Fir blended with cedarwood and or sandalwood.                                   One very good way to bring balance to a clogged or congested chakra is to work directly on the chakra by applying a suitable essential oil blend. Even if you are feeling grounded, it is good to energize the energy center.
Blend (I use a 5 or 10ml container that fits my diffuser or a roll-on container for carrying with me) 1 oz. Pure Carrier Oil–Jojoba is a good choice as it is nutritive for the skin or Fractionated Coconut Oil, 10-15 drops cedarwood, sandalwood, White or Balsam Fir Essential Oil. Label the Blend as “Root Blend”
The blend does not have to be highly aromatic to be effective. Remember to never apply essential oils to the skin without first diluting them.

In a quiet, peaceful setting, add 2-3 drops of your Root Blend to your fingertips and then lightly apply the oil in a clockwise direction to your feet and/or to your lower back, near your tailbone, but not directly on it.
Once you have applied the blend, focus upon positive thoughts and intentions aimed towards balancing the chakra and sensing your CONNECTION to the VIBES of the EARTH. Feel the FLOW!
Ideal times to use the blend are during times of meditation or while practicing yoga, listening to peaceful music or relaxing.

MEDITATION: Begin your meditation with ten minutes of deep fast breathing focusing only on your breath-the in then the out. Feel the breath come from the center of the EARTH. Let all thoughts go–only focusing on your swirling red BASE chakra CONNECTED with the Earth’s energy for as long as you desire.

YOGA: TREE POSE: In a standing position shift your weight slightly onto the left foot, keeping the inner foot firm to the floor, and bend your right knee. Reach down with your right hand and clasp your right ankle.
Draw your right foot up and place the sole against the inner left thigh; if possible, press the right heel into the inner left groin, toes pointing toward the floor. The center of your pelvis should be directly over the left foot.
Rest your hands on the top rim of your pelvis. Make sure the pelvis is in a neutral position, with the top rim parallel to the floor.
Lengthen your tailbone toward the floor. Firmly press the right foot sole against the inner thigh and resist with the outer left leg. Press your hands together . Gaze softly at a fixed point in front of you on the floor about 4 or 5 feet away
Stay for 30 seconds to 1 minute.

balance yoga pose

Step back on both feet with an exhalation and repeat for the same length of time with the legs reversed. It helps to imagine that your body is centered on an invisible plumb line dropping from the crown of your head, through the middle of your torso and pelvis, and straight into the ground beneath you. You want to remain centered around that plumb line even though you’re on only one leg. To do this, strengthen the trunk of the tree—your core—and firm your standing leg by hugging the muscles of your inner thigh in toward your midline. Your standing leg is like the roots of your tree, and your stable pelvis CONNECTS energy from your roots up into the spine and torso, creating a strong trunk. Your arms reach up and out like branches expanding into the sky.

SEE YALL LATER: Take as many walks as possible today being aware of your CONNECTION to Earth’s Energy with each step. It is so rewarding to spend the day befriending, protecting, CONNECTING and nurturing you OWN SPIRIT! Have at it!!!!!!!

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Brow Chakra, Chakras, essential oils, yoga

Intuitive, Visionary, Wise Third-Eye Friday

Intuititive, Visionary, Wise Third Eye Friday

The sixth chakra, our third-eye, has the potential energy to open up our ability to trust our intuition, to allow ourselves to ‘see’ beyond the evident and trust our ‘visions’. The swirling indigo energy between our brow has the potential to allow life energy–prana-chi-Universal Source, God –to be the wind beneath our wings.

So much of our lives depend upon our Third Eye Chakra being clear and balanced
because we create our realities based on our thoughts,
and our thoughts are often visual in nature.
Everything we imagine,
all our hopes, dreams, goals,
visions and aspirations
are all part of our Third Eye Chakra.
If we are “seeing” beautiful versions of our lives,
then that is what we create.
If we are seeing fearful worrisome situations,
then that is what we tend to manifest…….

When we are mindful of the absolute correlation between what we have been thinking and feeling—and what is manifesting in our life experience—we will be more aware of the stimulation of our own thoughts.

All of us are connected to the limitless power and most of us aren’t using but a fraction of it!!

I AM is a positive vibration, not I wish I was…..
Repeat these affirmations once every morning and once every evening when you wish to access your Brow Chakra. Use ‘I am’ as your positive affirmations as that is a vibration:

I THINK THE VERY BEST OF MY SELF IN ALL SITUATIONS, AT ALL TIMES.

I open myself to know my inner guidance and deepest wisdom.

I align my consciousness with the source of all life.

I AM unlimited in my capacity for joy, healing and happiness.

I release and forgive the past.

I open myself to new energy, new people, places and experiences.

I live in the light of my truth and I accept what I know.

I know I AM full of the Universal Source of grace, light and love.

I AM the source of truth and love in my life
As I tap into my inner wisdom, I know that all is well in my world.

SOUNDS: Pineal Gland Activation-Third eye opening by Numeditation Music. Frequency 936 Hz: Binaural beats meditation music

CRYSTALS: Kyanite

Indigo kyanite ring

AROMAS: Mugwort–aka Artemesia Vulgaria’s essence has the potential–if given your positive intentions, to stimulate the third eye chakra while opening the soul to a wider consciousness. Mugwort essence may drive stagnant energy out of the psychic body.

MEDITATION: Put your hands before the lower part of your breast. The middle fingers are straight and touch at the tops, pointing forward. The other fingers are bended and touch at the upper two phalanges. The thumbs point towards you and touch at the tops.
Concentrate on the Third Eye chakra slightly above the point between the eyebrows.
Chant the sound OM or AUM. Be still, sit quietly and pay attention only to your breathing letting all thoughts of the mind drift away like clouds. As your awareness goes deeper inner treasures of the real you become available. A quiet mind is peaceful, joyful, compassionate and imaginative because these qualities already exist within us all. Meditation simply enables us to connect to them.


Continue your meditation by letting your eyes sink deep into your skull and letting your tongue relax in your throat. Release tension in your jaw by relaxing your chin, and let your shoulders drop as you take several deep, relaxing breaths. The more you can attune your attention to your breath, the easier it is to slip into a meditational state where the mind is still and you experience peace all around you. Allow the stillness to activate the qualities of wisdom, knowledge, intuition, discernment and imagination as you focus on the truth of your experiences and feel more deeply in touch with your own true nature. As you become more peaceful, focused and relaxed, visualize a large, indigo blue, five-pointed star. Locate this in your Brow Chakra, between your eyebrows. Expand the form and intensify the color.

Move through each one of the five points and designate them as wisdom, discernment, imagination, intuition and knowledge. Feel the flow of energy move through each one of the points. It will expand the energy field and open you to developing these qualities within yourself. You can reflect on each one of these qualities by itself and visualize how it would manifest in your life. How might you use more discernment? What might you change if you allowed your intuition to guide you? What type of knowledge might help you through a difficult time? How would you imagine your life in five years’ time?

Allow the light from this energy field to expand and fill your entire head with a soft light that permeates your interior space. This is the light of consciousness which will bring you peace of mind and inner knowing. It is the light of truth, which expresses your deepest longing for oneness, love and beauty.

Let this light fill the recesses of your mind as you allow it to expand and fill you. See the beautiful, rich indigo blue light fill your eyes, ears, nose and mouth and cover your entire face and skull. See that light filling your head and cooling off any agitated emotions or sense of frustration you may be feeling. Allow this light to run through every nerve ending in your brain and cool you off and give you a deep sense of balance and well-being. Give yourself permission to sit quietly and explore this light of consciousness for several minutes. Are there images that come to your awareness, or words? If they repeat themselves they may hold an important message for you. If any images appear in your mind’s eye while you are meditating, allow them to be there; simply notice them and give them space. As you practice this meditation it will become easier to focus your attention and concentrate on this inner light.

When you are ready to complete this meditation, visualize a cross of light within a circle of light sealing and protecting the Brow Chakra. This will seal in the energy that you have opened up from practicing this meditation As you practice more often, you will find your mind is clear and receptive to ideas that can support you in your life development.
YOGA:
Downward Facing Dog,
Concentrate on your indigo colored energy field circulating between your brows and on your intention to SEE the big picture as you hold this position.

Come down on the floor and kneel on all fours with your back flat.
Walk your hands farther forward, your palms flat on the floor. Spread your fingers and establish firm contact with the floor.
Exhale and lift your tailbone straightening your legs and keeping your feet flat on the floor. Lengthen your tailbone away from the pelvis. Keep lifting your sit bones towards the ceiling.
Strengthen your knees, but make sure you do not lock them.
Your hands and arms are straight, keep firm contact with the floor, pressing your palms into the mat.
Downward facing dog is one of the poses in the Sun Salutation sequence. It is a wonderful pose to calm the mind and energize the whole body. You can stay in this pose for 1-3 minutes focusing on your insightful third eye.

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Child’s Pose (Balasana)
While in Child’s Pose, feel your third eye touching the floor and breathe into it, feeling centered and clear. Be brave. Connect with and listen to your intuition while in the pose. Affirmation: I AM connected to my intuition.

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SEE YA LATER: Imagine your happy sparkly visionary day SEEING and
Relishing the visionary indigo glow of your third-eye’s insight. The 3rd Eye indigo chakra vibrates at the ‘A’ note or ‘La’ on the ‘Sound of Music’ scale and to the sound of OM
hum the sound anytime you remember to do it – a great time is when you’re taking a walk, sprucing up about your environment, looking for something appear in the ‘frigerator etc.

Essentially, when you sing or chant each note, you want to hold that note until you physically feel a resonance in your throat; if you’re highly attuned to your body, you may feel the resonance in other parts of your body as well, but if you don’t, it’s still there, doing its job. Allow the note to resonate in your throat, holding it for the duration of your breath, and repeat for several minutes.

Visualize the sound frequencies vibrating in the chakra, clearing out any blockages much like ultrasound therapy breaks up crystals in the gallbladder or urinary tract. It’s really the same concept, except that the blockages you are dealing with in the chakras are not of a physical nature.

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Chakras, essential oils, meditations, Throat Chakra, yoga

Thursday’s Swirling with the Blue Throat Chakra

Thursday’s Swirling with the Blue Throat Chakra

As Blues singer, Bob Marley says, we are all one love—the only walls of separation are created by the human ego.
When our mind is unfettered by ego’s incessant desires and judgments, it is then we can truly be free to express our real selves–

SO, let it GO….”sing a song; Sing out loud/Sing out strong/Sing of good things not bad/Sing of happy not sad….Sing, sing a song/Make it simple to last/Your whole life long/
Don’t worry that it’s not/Good enough for anyone/Else to hear/
Just sing, sing a song.” (Carpenters’ “Sing”)

Songs can be in any form: visual art, playwriting, sculpting, singing, dancing, performance arts, quilting, storytelling—any kind of communication that reveals your heart, the soul’s tune, the real You, the Universal Source from which all springs.

This is the throat chakra’s energetic function: COMMUNICATION


“What the heart center feels

the throat center may reveal

SOUNDS: Put on some Throat Chakra Meditation Music. One that I found particularly inspiring is (iTunes)”Throat Chakra” by Compassion Sound Healers Quartz Singing Bowls,

AROMAS: Lavender or Frankincense

CRYSTALS: Blue stones like Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli, Blue Lace Agate and Aquamarine if worn at the throat will be helpful to the health and balance (think no more pathetic wobbly croaking) of the throat chakra.

Turquoise

Turquoise

Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli

Blue Lace Agate

Blue Lace Agate

Aquamarine

Aquamarine

And SING right through the blue throat chakra in whatever way you feel like realizing the potential of your energy!!!!!!!

INTENTIONS:   Repeat often and with heart felt  positive intention

I AM discernment in all of my communications.
I know how to listen to my Heart.
I know how to listen to others.
What I say is worth listening to. I AM worth being heard.

MEDITATION: Feel your breath in your throat area. Breathe in these intentions as you say them out loud. Breathe out all arrogance, bitter anger, and resentment. Breathe in acceptance. Breathe out all rejection and closed-mindedness and all ideas that you are not heard, listened to or appreciated.
Breathe in Truth.
Breathe out Truth, Love, Forgiveness, Appreciation, Respect and Gratitude, and imagine the circulation of all of that out to all others.
As you are permitted to speak your Truth and express yourself freely as your own Divine Right, so are all others.

Express Love, Gratitude, Truth and Forgiveness
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YOGA for balancing the throat chakra:

Fish Pose deals with opening the throat and spine in a way that can feel oddly vulnerable until you find your own expression. The same applies to communicating honestly with yourself and others. In the beginning it can be uncomfortable until you find your own genuine voice. Then, it is liberating.

Start by laying flat on your back and relaxing as long as you need (corpse pose)
Staying flat on your back, bring your feet together. With your arms straight by your sides, lay your palms on the floor, then tuck your hands in underneath your buttocks. Arch your spine, tilt your head backwards so that your crown rests on the ground. Hold for 30 seconds. To come out of the Fish, slide your head back and then lower your chest. To finish, relax by lying in the Corpse.

Fish Pose

Fish Pose

See YALL Later: Throughout the day be mindful of blue colors to ponder on, look up at the wonder of the blue sky, crack the waiting walls of the ego and remind yourself that you are so very precious, energized and worth being heard.

Namaste,

Priscilla

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Chakras, essential oils, Heart Chakra, meditations

Chains that bind our Heart Energy

Still thinking ‘bout ‘Chains upon this heart of mine…” that was a point of an earlier Heart Chakrainspiration:

LOVE’s mysteries Inspiration comes again from Maria Popova on ‘Brainpickings.org: “Why Love Hurts: The Sociology of How Our Institutions Rather Than Our Personal Psychological Failings Shape the Romantic Agony of Modern Life

“There is hardly any activity, any enterprise, which is started with such tremendous hopes and expectations, and yet, which fails so regularly, as love,” philosopher Erich Fromm wrote in his inquiry into what is keeping us from mastering the art of loving. ……..

Moroccan sociologist Eva Illouz examined how the social organization of modern life has profoundly altered the hues and texture of our experience of romantic agony by transforming three elemental aspects of the self: “the will (how we want something), recognition (what matters for our sense of worth), and desire (what we long for and how we long for it).”

Although unrequited love and the anguish of longing have a perennial place in our experience of romantic pain, Illouz is concerned with the pain that lives within actualized romantic relationships. She writes:

“When relationships do get formed, agonies do not fade away, as one may feel bored, anxious, or angry in them; have painful arguments and conflicts; or, finally, go through the confusion, self-doubts, and depression of break-ups or divorces…. Despite the widespread and almost collective character of these experiences, our culture insists they are the result of faulty or insufficiently mature psyches.

The rise of clinical psychology in the twentieth century only solidified and granted scientific legitimacy to this notion that our romantic misery is a function of our psychological failings — an idea that caught on in large part because implicit to it was the promise that those failings can be deconditioned. And yet, Illouz argues, such overemphasis on individual shortcomings gravely warps the broader reality — a reality in which the systems, institutions, and social contracts (read that as chains)that govern our existence seed the core ambivalence of love and life: what we really want.

She writes: “In the same way that at the end of the nineteenth century it was radical to claim that poverty was the result not of dubious morality or weak character, but of systematic economic exploitation, it is now urgent to claim not that the failures of our private lives are the result of weak psyches, but rather that the vagaries and miseries of our emotional life are shaped by institutional arrangements… What is wrong are not dysfunctional childhoods or insufficiently self-aware psyches, but the set of social and cultural tensions and contradictions that have come to structure modern selves and identities.

The reason why love is so central to our happiness and identity is not far from the reason why it is such a difficult aspect of our experience: both have to do with the ways in which self and identity are institutionalized in modernity… Love contains, mirrors, and amplifies the “entrapment” of the self in the institutions of modernity, institutions, to be sure, shaped by economic and gender relations. (note from me:———-What we choose to focus on becomes our reality—we can, through meditation, make the choice to let go of everything we are  so attached to that’s not serving us and manifest the reality that we want.  Life is an illusion created by our perception, and we can see changed the moment we chose to change it.)

[Love] is shaped and produced by concrete social relations [and] circulates in a marketplace of unequal competing actors… Some people command greater capacity to define the terms in which they are loved than others.

Illouz argues that sociology — a discipline, more than any other, “born out of a frantic and anxious questioning about the meaning and consequences of modernity” — is the most revelatory lens through which to examine how modern life, marked by the period beginning at the end of WWI, has restructured the romantic self. Nearly a century after Bertrand Russell’s inquiry into why religion arose in human life and what is supplanting it, she considers how the displacement of religion by secular culture has impacted our ideals and our interior experience of love:

Modernity sobered people up from the powerful but sweet delusions and illusions that had made the misery of their lives bearable. Devoid of these fantasies, we would lead our lives without commitment to higher principles and values, without the fervor and ecstasy of the sacred, without the heroism of saints, without the certainty and orderliness of divine commandments, but most of all without those fictions that console and beautify.

Such sobering up is nowhere more apparent than in the realm of love, which for several centuries in the history of Western Europe had been governed by the ideals of chivalry, gallantry, and romanticism. The male ideal of chivalry had one cardinal stipulation: to defend the weak with courage and loyalty. The weakness of women was thus contained in a cultural system in which it was acknowledged and glorified because it transfigured male power and female frailty into lovable qualities… Women’s social inferiority could thus be traded for men’s absolute devotion in love, which in turn served as the very site of display and exercise of their masculinity, prowess, and honor. More: women’s dispossession of economic and political rights was accompanied (and presumably compensated) by the reassurance that in love they were not only protected by men but also superior to them. It is therefore unsurprising that love has been historically so powerfully seductive to women; it promised them the moral status and dignity they were otherwise denied in society and it glorified their social fate: taking care of and loving others, as mothers, wives, and lovers. Thus, historically, love was highly seductive precisely because it concealed as it beautified the deep inequalities at the heart of gender relationships.

To perform gender identity and gender struggles is to perform the institutional and cultural core dilemmas and ambivalence of modernity, dilemmas that are organized around the key cultural and institutional motives of authenticity, autonomy, equality, freedom, commitment, and self-realization. To study love is not peripheral but central to the study of the core and foundation of modernity.

As sexuality became unmoored from morality, love became a currency for social mobility. Illouz places this shift alongside the Scientific Revolution, the invention of the printing press, and the rise of capitalism in its effects on our lives and our basic experience of identity. She writes:

While love has played a considerable role in the formation of what historians call “affective individualism,” the story of love in modernity tends to present it as a heroic one, from bondage to freedom. When love triumphs, so this story goes, marriages of convenience and interest disappear, and individualism, autonomy, and freedom are triumphant. Nevertheless, while I agree that romantic love challenged both patriarchy and the family institution, the “pure relationship” also rendered the private sphere more volatile and the romantic consciousness unhappy. What makes love such a chronic source of discomfort, disorientation, and even despair … can be adequately explained only by sociology and by understanding the cultural and institutional core of modernity.

By juxtaposing the ideal of romantic love with the institution of marriage, modern polities embed social contradictions in our aspirations, contradictions which in turn take a psychological life. The institutional organization of marriage (predicated on monogamy, cohabitation, and the pooling of economic resources together in order to increase wealth) precludes the possibility of maintaining romantic love as an intense and all-consuming passion. Such a contradiction forces agents to perform a significant amount of cultural work in order to manage and reconcile the two competing cultural frames. This juxtaposition of two cultural frames in turn illustrates how the anger, frustration, and disappointment that often inhere in love and marriage have their basis in social and cultural arrangements.”  (from http://www.Brainpickings.org

Attainment of love and compassion remains our goal and thus to become fully what one potentially is:.  It is those chains of society, the secret chains that bind us,   Fromm observes that the chains are culture’s property-driven materialism and our individual intrinsic tendencies toward narcissism. These internal ‘chains’ clog up the free flow of Universal Energy-chi-Prana that allow our very essence to expand and give off the fragrance of our one-of -a-kindness.

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SOUNDS: Meditation Music for Clearing the Heart Chakra: Miraculous Healing Music for Heart chakra by Meditative Music-Meditative Mind

imageCRYSTALS:” The fair and lovely Rose quartz, with its gently pink essence, is a stone of the heart, a Crystal of unconditional love.

AROMAS: The highest frequency Essential Oil: ROSE

MEDITATION:  Meditate on FREEDOM and the unlocking  of all chains, known and unknown that keep you from pure unconditional LOVE

YOGA: Shoulder stretch such as the arm positions of Cow Face

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Eagle Pose

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      Heart Chakra Eagle Pose                                           

Backbends

Heart Chakra backbend

Forward bend–the ole touch your toes test

Heart Chakra forward bend

SEE YA LATER :
“Taught from their infancy that beauty is woman’s sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison. -Mary Wollstonecraft, reformer and writer (27 Apr 1759-1797)

Be mindful every chance you get to cast aside the chains of  societal slavery to materialism, to the desire of others, judgements, and desires to control. Dance and be aware moment by moment.  LOVE yourself as that is the greatest healer.

LOVE,

Priscilla

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Chakras, essential oils, Solar Plexus Chakra

Integrative Solar Plexus Tuesday

Manipura, the Solar Plexus Chakra, is also known as the power chakra. It is symbolized by a lotus with ten petals and it relates to the color yellow. The Manipura rules personal power, will and autonomy. It is the center where personality & identity is formed and emotions, intuition and psychic energies are integrated into the self.

The Manipura is the center of your self-esteem, your willpower and self-discipline, as well as warmth in your personality.

It is all about who YOU are.

Solar Plexus Chakra symbol

  If you allow thoughts of what others thought, or think, dominate, you will not realize your full sense of personal power.  Thoughts of what others have expressed or you think they think are negatives that not only affect your true  power but your physical health as well.

The solar plexus chakra  vibrates in your pancreas and is associated with digestion.

Emotional imbalances include issues of personal power and self-esteem and allowing our inner critic to surface.  Fears of rejection, criticism and physical appearances come to the forefront.

When this chakra is balanced, we feel self-respect, self-love and self-compassion. We feel in control, assertive and confident.  Discard any thoughts of wondering if you are an ole poop and KNOW you are powerful, self-disciplined and delightful in everyway!    Let go of any wonder of what anyone else might be thinking about you.  Just LET IT GO!  Integrate POSITIVE thoughts about yourself and feel the glowing energy of your bright yellow solar plexus chakra.

Solar Plexus Energy

AROMAS:  Mugwort

 

MugwortSounds a wee bit witchy which is why I find it delightful.  It is Artemsia vulgaria in the plant taxonomy world. Its name is thought to derive from the Old English mucg wyrt, meaning “marsh plant”, a reference to mugwort’s swampy native habitat. St. John the Baptist wore a girdle of Mugwort when he went into the wilderness. Roman soldiers planted mugwort by the roadside so that weary passersby could stuff the herbage into their shoes to relieve aching feet.

 The Essential oil steam extracted from the leaves and flower buds is a yellow-orange mobile liquid with a blue-violet tinge and an intensely sweet, almost floral citrus scent. It blends well with citrus oils, especially neroli (also vibrationally in tune with the Solar plexus), and with spice oils such as nutmeg, cinnamon, and clove. for your own personal blend to wear on Tuesday start by mixing 10 drops of Mugwort, 5 drops of cinnamon and 5 drops of neroli.  If you find that to your liking, mix it in a  roll-on bottle nearly filled with a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil, or jojoba and roll away.  It is easy to adjust the mix to your individual taste by altering the proportions.  I like the mix multiplied to fill a 5ml bottle for my diffuser.

Roll it on your belly: The Essential Oil of Mugwort is very efficient in curing digestive disorders that result from an abnormal flow of digestive juices or due to microbial infections. It regulates or stimulates the flow of digestive juices to facilitate digestion, along with inhibiting microbial infections in the stomach and the intestines to cure digestive disorders.   Mugwort, applied to the skin, which is somewhat permeable, is absorbed into the blood stream. Some areas of skin (under arms, head, palms, soles of feet, etc.) are more permeable than others. Warming or massaging the skin may also increase absorbency. Essential oils are most often applied to the skin along with a carrier oil such as coconut or olive oil.  

DO NOT DRINK THIS

Alice in Wonderland with drink me   Instead SNIFF, RUB or DIFFUSE:  When you smell an essential oil, cilia and receptor cells in the olfactory organ receive the aroma and send signals to the limbic system of the brain, which is the center of memory and emotion. It also is connected to areas of the brain that control blood pressure, heart rate, breathing, hormone balance, and more. When Mugwort and other essential oils are inhaled, droplets of the oil are absorbed by the lungs. They can be inhaled by diffusing them in a special essential oil diffuser, a scent pod, humidifier, in a boiling pot of water, or simply by smelling the bottle of oil. The effectiveness of each of these delivery methods varies. An essential oil diffuser is expensive but seems to be the best method of inhalation.

Oh, thinking of Integration, I also found that Mugwort is also used to improve concentration and memory, particularly when mixed with essential oils of rosemary and sage. 

SOUNDS:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TqfHtle743 HOURS | Extremely Powerful Solar Plexus Chakra Healing Meditation Music | Manipura by Meditative Mind – Meditation Music

CRYSTALS: Our solar plexus chakra resonates to yellow and gold shades  as well as to the light yellowish green stones. One of these greenish stones is Peridot, in a lovely lime green color.   Peridot’s energy vibrates to the frequency of increase so it is a powerful stone to manifest anything that you wish to bring into your life—like INTEGRATION—-just sayin’.

The stone does not have to be large, as even small ones have the same vibration.

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MEDITATION: OSHO on INTEGRATION

  “Man ordinarily is a crowd. No man ordinarily is one, but many. And that´s why there is so much noise within – many voices, many faces – and a constant quarrel. One part wants to do one thing. Another part is simply against it and wants to do something else. It is a miracle how we go on managing to keep ourselves together. Otherwise we are constantly falling apart. There is no center. The master is missing.

There are only servants, and each servant is trying to claim masterhood. For a moment each servant sits on the throne, proclaims himself the master, and in that moment you think, “This is the master.” When there is anger, anger becomes the master, but soon it will be gone. It is a constantly changing scene. After anger comes regret. Then regret is the master and you feel sorry. Sometimes it is love, sometimes it is hate, and the scenes change so fast. Still you do not become aware that you cannot be so many things. We become identified with anything that comes in front of us. When the cloud of anger is there we think we are anger. When the cloud of love is there we think we are love. When compassion is there we think we are compassion. When sadness is there we think we are sadness.

We are none of these – we are the watcher! Anger will come and go and the watcher abides. Sadness comes and passes by and the witness remains. To remember that witness more and more will make you integrated, because that is the only center which is everlasting, eternal. Only on the eternal rock of witnessing can a real life be built.”I from Osho, The Madman’s Guide to Enlightenment, Talk #30)

MEDITATION is witnessing.   Let all thoughts pass as clouds in the sky.  Do not engage.  Be the witness for as long as possible as you integrate mind and spirit in a whirling pool of golden light..

YOGA: 

      The doctrines behind the practice of yoga, whatever be their background and theoretical foundation, come to almost a unanimous conclusion that the novel adventure known as yoga is indispensable in the life of a human being, and it principally consists in what may be called ‘integration of being’. Now, this suggestion that one’s being has to be integrated, implies that the final aim of the ‘being’ of anything or anyone is the enhancement of that very ‘being’ itself, a sort of augmenting of the ‘being’ of one’s own self in such a way that the achievement of integration leaves nothing left over as something yet to be achieved, known, contacted, realized, or experienced.

Yoga considers that there are larger dimensions of integration, areas of contact which have not yet been explored by our present little integration of individuality; and the existence of such larger dimensions of a wider form of integration is what keeps us restless from birth to death. The satisfactions with which we are acquainted in life are the consequence of a little bit of integration that we have achieved. By ‘integration‘ we are to understand a sort of harmony that obtains between ourselves and anything with which we are connected, in whatever manner that connection be. Our satisfactions, our joys, and our securities are direct results of this harmony which seems to be there obtaining between ourselves and the outer atmosphere – call it social, or anything else – and also within our own selves in the layers of our own personality. This is why we are satisfied.

But we are also dissatisfied. The dissatisfaction in life is the other side of the fact of our existence, which arises on account of there being something more to be achieved than what we have apparently achieved in our life. What we seem to have achieved is the source of our joy, and what we have not achieved is the cause of our unhappiness.(from An Integration of Consciousness by Swami Krishnananda)

————Pose:In the beginning, yoga poses sometimes seem to be all about body parts. Postures are like puzzles, and figuring out how to position the arms, legs, hips, and shoulders is enough of a challenge to keep us focused and engaged. A sense of satisfaction arises simply from discovering how all of these parts fit together.

As our practice evolves, though, yoga takes on a richer flavor. Feelings of integration develop as we begin to sense deeper connections among our poses, as well as in various aspects of our lives. We feel less like a machine made up of fragmented body parts and more like a wholesome, authentic, and expressive creature. We begin to move and breathe with a satisfying sense of harmony and accord. And this invites grace and beauty to reveal themselves in even the simplest of our daily tasks.

One of the most magnificent of all yoga postures, Virabhadrasana I (Warrior Pose I) provides a perfect opportunity to explore this rewarding sense of integration and unity within. Both earthy and exhilarating, this asana cultivates balance, agility, and coordination. It also invites deep concentration, encouraging the scattered pieces of our selves to become transformed into a tranquil vessel for the heartfelt expression of life. Who wouldn’t say yes to the chance to feel harmonious and at ease in their skin at least once every day?

Warrior I Pose

SEE YA LATER:  INTEGRATE in every sort of way and feel the FLOW!

LOVE,

Priscilla

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Chakras, crystals, essential oils, Sacral Chakra, yoga

Confident, Creative, Cheerful Sacral Chakra

Monday resonates bright ORANGE with your source of confidence, creativity, cheerfulness and friendly Sacral Chakra.   This potential energy area in your pelvic region influences personal creativity ranging from artistic expression to creative problem solving.  We are energy transformers–alive and developing in proportion to how much of this universal energy we accept and how freely it flows through us. The better we transmit this energy or allow it to flow through us the more confident, creative, and cheerful we become.

Chant:  “I FEEL”

Silently Meditate, focusing on your orange energy and  affirming “I Feel”

SOUNDS: Start some meditation music.  One I found was: Extremely Powerful | Sacral Chakra Awakening Music for Meditation| 303 Hz Frequency Vibrations Meditative Mind – Meditation Music

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CRYSTALS: Orange Calcite helps integrate the spiritual realm with the physical body, enhances creativity, and is helpful when working with emotional issues. Orange Calcite assist with energizing and cleansing the lower chakras. Working with Orange Calcite, read that as intentions, can bring higher insights from the upper chakras down into the lower chakras for processing so they can be used in a more instinctual way without needing extended thought.
Meditating with Orange Calcite can bring insights into the causes of apathy or lethargy, allowing you to take back control over your life (in place of worry).  Let your intention for JOYFUL, CREATIVE, CONFIDENCE  be known then silently listen to the Universe knowing your crystals have the same vibration.

Orange Calcite’s vital energy can serve as a catalyst for the release of past traumas that have been holding you back, allowing for optimism and joy to come in. If you have been  experiencing depression you may  benefit from Orange Calcite’s infusion of bright vibrations into your lower chakras.

AROMAS:  Neroli, also called Orange Blossom, with its sweet, delicate, citrusy aroma, has powerful emotional effects. It calms and relaxes the body and spirit. Its frequency vibrates at the second chakra and encourages sensuality, peace, courage, and joy. A natural tranquilizer, Neroli is often used for anxiety and shock from trauma.   Not only do select essential oils enhance your joy, cheerfulness, creativity and confidence but they  can destroy harmful fungi, viruses, and bacteria in the air we breathe as well as inside our bodies. While being deadly to pathogenic microbes, they are harmless and helpful to humans.             Essential oils can act like hormones to keep our organs and bodily functions in balance and can even fill in the differences, or stimulate our bodies to produce, when our bodies do not manufacture the hormones we need.         Essential oils can elevate our bodily frequencies, helping us to stay healthy and immune to disease. Their vibrations resonate with our tissues in helpful ways according to our wishes and mental directions.       Essential oils are nature’s most powerful antioxidants that cleanse free radicals from our systems. This helps maintain a state of wellness and can extend our life spans.        Essential oils work in our limbic systems to help clear negative feelings and blocked emotions, thus eliminating the root causes of many diseases and conditions. Essential oils support and increase our intuitive powers and sharpen our spiritual awareness, which is why religions all over the world, from ancient times to the present, diffuse the aromas of essential oils as incense in their sanctuaries in order to facilitate effective meditation and prayer.

MEDITATION:      Put your hands in your lap, palms up, on top of each other. Left hand underneath, its palm touching the back of the fingers of the right hand. The tips of the thumbs touch gently.
Concentrate on the Sacral chakra at the sacral bone (on the lower back).
Chant the sound VAM.
Affirmation: “I am RADIANT!

I am BEAUTIFUL!

I AM CREATIVE!

I AM CHEERFUL!

I AM CONFIDENT!

I AM STRONG!

I ENJOY a HEALTHY and PASSIONATE LIFE!

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YOGA:  Low Squat Pose:

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This low squat focuses on the pelvis, opens the hips and allows you to be open and receptive physically, emotionally, and energetically in order to be strong and accept yourself fully.

Repeat the Affirmations while holding the pose.

Forward Fold Pose

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As you use hip openers and forward folds to work with this chakra, you cultivate a sense of fluidity and ease in your low belly, low back, hips, sacral plexus, and pelvis that connects with your creative energy.

SEE YALL LATER:   One way to access the potential that lies within this chakra is through creative movement. Everyone, including you, is inherently, wildly creative. So  put on some Latin Music which resonates with the Sacral Chakra and start moving your body. Just move—be silly, be soulful, let it rip. Creative movement is native to you, you just have to remind yourself by doing it. And when you do, you’ll also unlock creative thinking. Creative thinking is what empowers you to take positive actions that can change your life and the lives of others. So what are you waiting for?
Dance away your cares, Love your body!  Put some Latin Music  on your play list, DANCE away your cares.  LOVE your body, LOVE your confident, creative, cheerful SELF.

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